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The story of English

Author: Robert MacNeilRobert McCrumWilliam CranFilms Incorporated.Public Media Home Vision.All authors
Publisher: [Chicago?] : Home Vision, ©1986.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Details the history of the English language and provides a unique focus on current English usage worldwide with a special emphasis on American English.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Robert MacNeil; Robert McCrum; William Cran; Films Incorporated.; Public Media Home Vision.; WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.); MacNeil/Lehrer Productions.; British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service.
ISBN: 0780011252 9780780011250 0780011244 9780780011243 0780011236 9780780011236 0780011228 9780780011229 078001121X 9780780011212 078000079X 9780780000797
OCLC Number: 612551767
Credits: Series writer, Robert McCrum ; host and co-writer, Robert MacNeil ; photography, David South ; sound recordist, Anthony Wornum ; film editor, Richard Spurway.
Description: 5 videocassettes (520 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS format.
Contents: Program 1: An English speaking world (58 min.) --
Program 2: Mother tongue (57 min.) --
Program 3: A muse of fire (58 min.) --
Program 4: The guid Scots tongue (58 min.) --
Program 5: Black on white (58 min.) --
Program 6: "Pioneers! O Pioneers" (58 min.) --
Program 7: Muvver tongue (58 min.) --
Program 8: The loaded weapon (57 min.) --
Program 9: Next years words, a look into the future (58 min.).
Other Titles: Next year's words, a look into the future.
Loaded weapon.
Muvver tongue.
Pioneers! O Pioneers!
Black on white.
Guid Scots tongue.
Muse of fire.
Mother tongue.
English speaking world.
Responsibility: a BBC TV co-production with MacNeil-Lehrer Productions in association with WNET ; producer and director William Cran.

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Details the history of the English language and provides a unique focus on current English usage worldwide with a special emphasis on American English.

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